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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 26, 2009 2:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Buffalo 1981

September 1981 found me entering my second semester at Paul Smith’s College, just north of Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, NY. My brother and I were enrolled in a culinary arts program and took the opportunity to see a good number of shows before we graduated. We always hitched, and only once left campus with tickets.

There were only three east coast shows this fall – the band then toured Europe.
Buffalo was a busy place this weekend, as the Stones were playing the next night.

Buffalo! – An over 300 mile ride in the back of a pickup to get there and us riders certain that they would play Truckin’.
Although that didn’t happen everything else was monumental, all the way home.

The sources here at Archive are better than my old cassette, which isn’t saying much.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-09-26.mtx.chappel.sb10.30117.sbeok.flac16


This post was modified by Dan Russ on 2009-09-26 09:40:25

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Poster: Judge TOOTMO Date: Sep 28, 2009 10:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

That is a hell of a Playin' sandwich:

Playing In The Band ->
Bertha ->
Estimated Prophet ->
Goin'Down the Road Feeling Bad ->
Drums ->
Space ->
Not Fade Away ->
Morning Dew ->
Playing In The Band -> and a One More Saturday Night pickle spear on the side.

Got it cued up for today's afternoon run. Thanks, DR.

TOOTMo

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 26, 2009 2:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Hi, Vapors ! I know I have always been most unfair to you you ,making endless jokes about your cute name vapors ,and I don't know why such name triggered so much fun to me . I do regret you don't want to keep this name anymore but then I would heve gone on and on ,with no repentence ever until all the steam went out ! Quick ,where are my reviving salts ?Rejoice ,you are one f the few who always inspired me to smile !

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 26, 2009 2:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Look dudette - tell us what you think of that Shakedown or go take a hike.

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 26, 2009 2:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Dudette ? Me ?Take a hike ? Me ? I should have known that given the slighest chance you'd just be like all the other guys here !Take a hike yourself,na

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 26, 2009 4:06am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

skies, Dan just wants to know if the jam on Shakedown makes the tip of your nose tingle, so to speak.

I think, like most people here, the music is a more important topic than a silly word or name, ya know?

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 26, 2009 4:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

deadpolitics : Takke a hike yourself and have a nice week end !

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 26, 2009 6:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

I’ll concede that you appear to be trying to moderate your obnoxious behavior, and even actually mentioned a song recently. Since it seems you like it here so much I would encourage you to keep trying. Blessed are the peacemakers.

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 27, 2009 3:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Vapors :talk about being obnoxious ! As a lesson giver you don't interest me ,and no I donot like it here that much these days ,with this old boys 's club .You tell me about peacemakers,to me who is against wars ,but you wouldn' dare tell the same to warmongerers,including those here !So take a hike on a moonbeam ,vapors !

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 27, 2009 7:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

You actually think vaps is afraid to tell one of us old farts to take a hike? Search on his names and you'll find examples of his forthright posts with respect to misbehavior by any and all sorts...did you think he was offering a backhanded compliment? seemed sincere to me.

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 27, 2009 10:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

For the record I was being sincere. There is too much bullshit already in this world.

I suppose the historical humor helps keep the situation from being a total loss.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 27, 2009 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Of course; sincerity is our motto around here...delusional, perhaps, but always sincere except when we are being asked something akin to "does this cow outfit make Dire look fat?"

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 26, 2009 7:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Yeah, but recall that's what they told me when I came back from Munich in 38 with that scrap of paper and my comments about "peace in our time" and such...but leaving the historical humor aside, I think you have a good point!

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 26, 2009 4:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

I bet you guys were boogieing down HARD. Can't think of a better way to bring the energy of a show way up than a Shakedown opener!

I'm bookmarking this for later. The set list is to die for!

Can you tell some more stories from the good old days, Dan?

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Poster: Dan Russ Date: Sep 26, 2009 5:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

DP - Sorry to take so long responding. Initiated this post early this morning before heading in to a 14 hour day at work – need that OT ! Great energy indeed at this show.

Like most who struck out on the adventure that was the Grateful Dead I have lots of stories – great times sure, and many hard ones too. Glad you ask, yes I will share more as they come up (TDIH). Of course my good old days are more recent than some here and I like hearing those stories too. Don’t tell me this town ain’t got no heart!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 26, 2009 4:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Thanks for the pointer Dan

There is a nice AUD also for those interested in dl for CD.

P.S. I love hiking - alas I live far from hiking trails so stick with sailing!

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Poster: skies Date: Sep 26, 2009 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Here ,djiglynn ,today,you would love the sailing :prefect little breeze and total sunshine ; on week ends ,many go sailing after or before giong to the outdoors market nearby !

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 26, 2009 6:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Hope to get out for a sail today - looks nice out so far.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 26, 2009 12:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Buffalo 1981

Damn you're up early!